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Unit Five Vocab

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acuity
(n) sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)
delineate
(v) to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent pictorially
depraved
(adj) marked by evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles
enervate
(v) to weaken or lessen then mental, moral, or physical vigor of; enfeeble, hamstring
esoteric
(adj) intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret
fecund
(adj) fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive
fiat
(n) an arbitrary order or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness
figment
(n) a fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary notion
garner
(v) to acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future use
hallow
(v) to set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly, revere
idiosyncrasy
(n) a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify
ignominy
(n) shame and disgrace
mundane
(adj) earthly, worldly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary
nuance
(n) a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality), delicate gradation or shade of difference
overweening
(adj) conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate
penchant
(n) a strong attraction or inclination
reputed
(sdj) according to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation; (part) alleged
sophistry
(n) reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy
sumptuous
(adj) costly, rich, magnificent
ubiquitous
(adj) present or existing everywhere